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Coping in a Crumbling World
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, March 3, 2023 It’s not easy to focus on God in today’s world. So many news story releases that are so disturbing. Parents left out of crucial decisions of youngsters in some schools, financial woes, people falling away from Biblical teachings, some people wanting to rewrite history because it’s just too disturbing for them, wars and rumors ...
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Stumbling Block, An Impediment to Belief
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, March 2, 2023 Psalm 69:6: "O Lord God of the armies of heaven don't let me be a stumbling block to those that trust in You." Sometimes I feel as though I am the elephant in the room. Now I really like elephants. They are my favorite animal to see at the zoo, but, what I am really talking about is an ongoing struggle with being overwe...
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God Teach Us Your Ways
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Rebellious and spiteful was how I was when I was a teenager. Now that I am a Christian I want to learn the ways of the Lord. And scripture says God will no longer remember our sin because Jesus' sacrificial death. I love to read the Psalms. Psalm 25:4-7 says: Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me you...
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Quick Powerful Sharper Than Any Two Edge Sword
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Woke up early and my husband made me a cup of coffee. Then we went swimming. Watched the sun rise and turn to a golden yellow color highlighting the white clouds against the blue skies. It is so wonderful to be in the easter season. Something I would like to highlight about God's word. The bible is filled with the use of ...
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Be Kind
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Monday, February 27, 2023 Ten days late for a celebration of “Random Acts of Kindness Day”. Well, you wouldn't have known it was "Random Acts of Kindness Day" unless I mentioned it. Right? It is 10 days late. However, it should be kindness every day! “Random Acts of Kindness Day” was February 17th. I think whoever thinks up these National Days…of t...
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Retirement
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, February 26, 2023 Retirement does not mean retiring from life. Retirement for me has been more than one time experience. However, I don’t want to “retire” from life until the Lord tells me it’s time. No matter how old we are…we always live for God’s purpose, not our own. “One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching...
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Morning Bible Study
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Saturday, February 25, 2023  While spending time at bible study we talked about the Shema explained in the book, "the Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi" by Kathie Gifford.    "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." That d...
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Choose Life
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, February 24, 2023 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” Not only do those verses pertain to the avoidance of sexual immorality, but also, in women, not to choose ab...
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Story After Story of God's Goodness
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, February 23, 2023 "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" Hebrews 12:2a  What could easily become my favorite breakfast, an orange with a cup of black coffee, choosing to reflect on recent events with you that are cause for great joy and hope.  While I am writing this a newscast in the background jus...
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I Can Only Imagine
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 I Can Only Imagine…I love that song by Mercy Me. It was played at a friend's funeral. What a great selection to choose! Word Highlights from this song: I can only imagine What it will be like When I walk by Your side I can only imagine What my eyes would see When Your face is before me I can only imagine What will my he...
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Life's Missions
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Sunday, February 19, 2023 How do you know your mission is God’s will? Where and how should we serve? How does our piece of the puzzle fit? At times, I think we all wonder these things. Oftentimes, I still think “is this what God wants?” Being at peace with a mission is the more significant sign. There should be continuous prayer, scripture reading,...
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Attitude is Everything
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Monday, February 20, 2023 How should I say this? Pat asks me some mornings, "Do you have your grumpy pants on?" I laugh and say, maybe. He puts me in a good mood so many times just by something he says. God's word does that to me as well. I might need to read a different translation, i.e. maybe "The Message", "The Good News Translation", or the "Ne...
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Words of Life, Hope and Compassion
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Saturday, February 18, 2023  With my coffee in the one hand and Kathie Lee Gifford's book, "the Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi," in the other, enjoyed bible study by phone this morning with my sister-in-law Mary.  Half of Jesus inner circle were women. This is something you don't hear talked about much from the pulpit. Jesus treated women ...
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Words Flow
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, February 17, 2023 Pray about it! That's what my husband Pat says. Pat is my best critic. If "critic" is the name for it. When I write a story or article, I'd have Pat read it. Right from the start, the first days writing in Family Journal, he'd ask..."did you pray about this?" He could tell when the words came together by force or by words ...
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Making Good Decisions
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Are you in a crossroads in your life? How about taking just a little time to have a cup of coffee with me?A very wise man, pastor, and co-worker at the Christian radio station where I worked, Bob Teal, once told me that if I ever was uncertain about a decision I needed to make to "just drag your feet". Take your time mak...
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There I said it Again
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 There it is again! I print it every time I publish a program or publication for Pets Uniting People Society, 'blessed beyond measure'. The Lord is so good to bless us and we perhaps take it for granted. I don't want to take his goodness for granted. Really I feel any success is because of the Lord.  The Bible says:...
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The Bible...God's Valentine to Us
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, February 14, 2023    Do you enjoy reading a good love story? Often pastors refer to the bible as God's love letter to you. The Living and Trustworthy God has been involved in the details of your life from the very beginning, just as he is now.  I can testify this has been true for me. Working at the Christian radio stat...
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Time Flies
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Monday, February 13, 2023 When I was a youngster, I couldn’t wait to be 16 so I could drive, then 18, and then 21. Vividly I remember those days of the dial telephones and wind up clocks! Now, with technology changing by the minute, it seems time flies. Seems like just a short time ago I was 65. Now the days toward 75 will be here before I know it....
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Train Up a Child
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Monday, February 6, 2023 What Did You Say? I knew I was in big trouble, just by the tone of my mom's voice. I was just little, but big enough to help feed our dog Duchess. I really can’t remember my exact words, but it must have been profanity. I was aiming these harsh words to my dog Duchess to start eating the food I placed down for her. I kept r...
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Armor of God
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Sunday, February 12, 2023 Here is something my husband Patrick tries to do everyday. I'd like to begin praying on the armor too. Thought I would share it as my devotional today. The Helmet of Salvation Guard against what you hear – what you see – what you say – and what you think The Breast Plate of Righteousness Know what the right thing is to do,...
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